Posted On: 03/18/20 2:46 PM

Before I get into the weeds of this piece, I would like to point out I have been covering this area for about one year. What I have quickly learned is how underrated this region is for basketball, especially coming from my home state of Connecticut. In a way, the saturation of high school football overshadows how much basketball talent South Florida has.

As many papers and online publications put out end of the year accolades, please keep in mind the depth of talent this state has. For example, my local conference back home announced its player of year candidate, a student-athlete going to D-2 Bentley University. In contrast, a ton of players will be attending similar level schools in this part of the state, albeit without the same recognition like the Northeast does.

If you find yourself not going to that "Blue Blood" school, do not look at it as a deterrent. A matter of fact, facing off against your contemporaries here will make you a better player in the long run. Overall, the work you put in here already has you ahead of the curve over many other top players in different parts of the country.

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